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Title: Serial measurement of serum fructosamine and glycosylated haemoglobin as indices of glycaemic control in diabetic pregnancy.
Authors: Thai, A.C. 
Lui, K.F.
Low, E.G.
Ng, W.Y. 
Kek, L.P. 
Issue Date: Nov-1991
Citation: Thai, A.C., Lui, K.F., Low, E.G., Ng, W.Y., Kek, L.P. (1991-11). Serial measurement of serum fructosamine and glycosylated haemoglobin as indices of glycaemic control in diabetic pregnancy.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 20 (6) : 732-735. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Management of diabetic pregnancy requires objective information regarding blood glucose levels with the aim of achieving strict euglycaemia. Self-blood glucose monitoring and measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1) are two methods widely adopted in clinical practice. Serum fructosamine assay was recently introduced as a parameter for assessing short-term glycaemic control. Our study compared serial measurement of serum fructosamine with HbA1 as indices of short-term glycaemic control in a group of diabetic pregnant women prospectively from early/mid-trimester till delivery. Patients performed self-blood glucose glucose concentration of the preceding two weeks were assessed. Our results showed that both serum fructosamine and HbA1 gave comparable information regarding short-term glycaemic control. Serum fructosamine estimation did not offer any distinct additional advantage as a retrospective index of diabetic control in the management of diabetic pregnancy.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131990
ISSN: 03044602
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